chart showing that the share of people held pretrial in Indian country jails has increased from 25 to 45 percent from 1999 to 2018, and the average length of stay has doubled from 4.5 days to 9 days over the same time

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 2003 Table 6.17 (for local jails 1999-03), Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear series (for 2004-18), and Jails in Indian Country series 2000-18. The Survey of Jails in Indian Country was not conducted in 2005 or 2006. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer and Emily Widra, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in New BJS data reveals a jail-building boom in Indian country.

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